Many of us have found ourselves wounded, not because of a broken heart of love but because of infections. We justify our position in a human proposition and neglect a divine proposition. There is no natural solution for Adam’s infections.
We must die. That means we need to die to everything about Adam’s life-even the “good” things. That news, at first, doesn’t seem hopeful. But God has given us His Word, categorical doctrine that produces faith in His finished work. He has given us His Holy Spirit that reveals His love. We can give grace (for grace we received) instead of retribution and mercy instead of judgments. We can experience faith-rest instead of internalizing stress.
The only way to resolve the problem is first to walk by faith and not by sight. That means we must live in what we know about the character of God when our circumstances and even the condition of our relationships seem to be sending us another message. The faith we walk in should be a faith that serves by love. This faith comes from fellowshipping with God’s promises and thinking with His thoughts (Philippians 4:8).